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2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2016 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf than the Volkswagen Beetle, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Beetle as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Volkswagen Beetle is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Volkswagen Beetle is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Beetle takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Volkswagen Beetle has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Golf, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Volkswagen Golf.

Utility
The Volkswagen Beetle has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf, making the Volkswagen Golf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volkswagen Beetle has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Golf, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Volkswagen Beetle comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.

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2016 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,595 - $31,450

2016 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $18,495 - $27,425
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.82% As low as 4.82%
City MPG: 23 - 25 25
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 36 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,811 - $30,193 $17,755 - $26,328

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.